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Bugs and Issues / Glossary matching options
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:42:38 pm »
Hello,

Are there any options to control how glossary terms are matched in the GUI?
I've got case-insensitive and whole word only. Can this be changed somewhere?

I am aware that this wouldn't make it possible to define two terms with only casing differences. That's not the question, I want to know if I can influence what gets highlighted in the Notes fields.
(For that matter, changing how the match is highlighted from underline to a different colour or something would be nice too.)

Cheers,


/Uffe

32
Bugs and Issues / Embedded elements and diagram layouts
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:18:20 am »
Hi all,


Is it possible to get the diagram layout function to take ports and exposed interfaces into account?

I've got a model with components, ports and connectors between ports but not between the parent components. Ordering a diagram layout results in all the components being placed left-to-right as if there were no connectors at all.

There's an option "Layout uses all relations" and it's ticked, but it doesn't seem to do much good.
I've tried the different layouts in the toolbar, but they're undocumented and none of them seems to look at relationships between embedded elements.

Anyone?


/Uffe

33
Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Repository.RegisterRASAsset?
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:47:10 pm »
Hello,


On the feature list for 1308 there's mention of a new API call Repository.ImportRASAsset().

Is there a corresponding call to register an asset?

There isn't one listed in the current API documentation, but then ImportRASAsset() isn't there either so...


/Uffe

34
Hello all,

If I specify a behavior for a transition effect, and that behavior has a stereotype, the stereotype shows up in the transition label. This just clutters up the diagram.

I've tried disabling stereotype presentation for elements, and for connectors, but neither setting affects this label.

Is there a way?

Cheers,


/Uffe

35
Bugs and Issues / Custom icons in stereotyped artifacts
« on: November 23, 2016, 12:39:31 am »
Hi all,

Too lazy to try this for myself.

Is it possible to specify a custom icon for a stereotyped artifact, while retaining all other aspects of the base shape script?
In other words, is there a decoration sub-shape I can override and include my own image, or something along those lines?

Cheers,


/Uffe

36
Suggestions and Requests / Select Alternate Image for connector label
« on: November 19, 2016, 01:29:03 am »
Hello all,


The ability to select an alternate image for a connector label would be useful.

It would work the same way as for elements but replace not the connector itself, but the label, with the specified image.


/Uffe

37
Bugs and Issues / RAS: import old version
« on: November 14, 2016, 11:01:27 pm »
Hello,


Working in 11.1, I was under the impression that you could only import the most recent version of a package from a RAS storage.

However, at the EEAUG meeting on Friday I spoke to someone who was in the middle of setting up RAS for his organization, and who said that you can import old versions of assets.

Was he mistaken? Or have I missed something?
If it is possible in recent versions, is it also possible in 11.1? 'Cos I can't find a way.

Cheers,


/Uffe

38
Bugs and Issues / RAS timestamps
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:28:56 pm »
Hi all,

Got another quite amazing pair of bugs in the reusable asset service in 11.1, which I'd like to know if they're still around in 12 and 13 before I file a report. You'd think these are so atrocious that there's no way they haven't been fixed, but then again they made it through Sparx' quality control in the first place, so worth a check.

Simply put, the timestamps in the Reusable Asset Service window are out of joint.

In the Registry Browser tab, there's a Last Registered column. This shows not the time each package was last uploaded, but the last time the tab was refreshed. You can verify this by hitting the green-arrows "Reload Registry Browser" button up top. Every row shows the same time.

Asset Properties has two fields Created Date and Modified Date. These show not the created and modified dates of the selected package, but the last time the selection was changed in the Registry Browser. Both fields show the same time.

So clearly a bit of demo code found its way into production. You 12/13 users, and how I envy you, could you check if this has been fixed?

Cheers,


/Uffe

39
Bugs and Issues / RAS dependencies: "registry" vs "storage"
« on: October 28, 2016, 12:35:03 am »
Hi all,


I'm running 11.1 over here, so I'd just like to check in with you before I send a bug report since it might have been fixed.

In the reusable asset service, one Registry (corresponds to one repository) contains any number of Storages, each of which contains any number of reusable assets (packages, although 13 appears to expand on the concept).

When you click the Register... button to upload an asset, EA opens the "Register Package(s)" dialog.
In this dialog, you order EA to do dependency checks.

The results of a dependency check are presented in the "Select Needed Package: <asset name>" dialog.
At the bottom of this dialog is a checkbox labelled "Use latest version of selected package in Registry ( if available )".

In the dialog's tree view, packages which are already present in the storage are marked with a green dot. Those packages will not be uploadable when you return to the parent dialog, because they are already in the storage.
If your asset has a dependency to another package which is already in the same registry but in a different storage, EA loses track of the dependency. Such packages will be available for upload in the parent dialog.

The bug here is that the text in the dialog says "Registry" when it should say "Storage". The same is true in the manual for version 12.1 and version 13.0.

The same confusion is present at the other end, when importing (downloading) an asset.

If you select to import a "Package and Dependents", if the package is dependent on another asset which is present in the same registry but a different storage, EA will pop a dialog saying "The following package(s) does not exist in Registry. Continue with Import?".

The manual pages don't mention this explicitly, so you're off the hook there.


Now what I'd actually want is for EA to be able to track dependencies across storages within a registry. However, the fact that it only tracks dependencies within the same storage is clearly by design, and I can live with it. But the GUI and the manual need to be corrected.


So the question to all 12 and 13 users out there: are the aforementioned dialogs still incorrect?


Thanks,


/Uffe

40
Hi all,


I've got a model with a lot of simple single-partition (horizontal) activity diagrams.
The actions are usually instances of simple composite activities, which in turn contain simple activity diagrams.

What I'd like for the HTML version is to create a separate frame below contentIFrame (the usual diagram frame), so that when I click an element in contentIFrame, its details are shown in the lower frame instead of replacing the contents in contentIFrame.

This way I should be able to display the main activity diagram in contentIFrame, and the detailed one in my new frame.

Has anyone done something like this and maybe has teh codez lying around?

Cheers,


/Uffe

41
Bugs and Issues / IPv6 connection to license server
« on: October 21, 2016, 01:47:08 am »
Hello all,


On a 11.1 install, I'm trying to access a license server over IPv6. This doesn't seem to be working.

If I set the registry key SSKSAddress to a hostname or an IPv4 address, it works -- but if I specify an IPv6 address EA interprets this to mean a hostname.

So: has this been fixed in a more recent release?


UPDATE: I saw that IPv6 support had been added to the Cloud Service in one of the betas for v13. This is not mentioned in the official release notes. So: is IPv6 now supported for the Cloud Service? And crucially: is it supported for the license server?


/Uffe

42
Bugs and Issues / Help search busted, broken and just plain wrong
« on: October 17, 2016, 07:57:41 pm »
Hi all,


Researching an upcoming post I went to the (on-line) help page for 12.1, entered a search term and got...
... a bunch of results for 13.0.

If I'm using 12.1, or any other version, getting results for a different (future) version is of no help at all. I need to get results for the version I had gone to in the first place.

A quick fix, I'm sure. It's not like the only manual search function is just a free-text search against all the indexed help pages regardless of version -- right?


/Uffe

43
Suggestions and Requests / Table-style output tab
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:38:36 pm »
Hi there!


Whilst helping out with this issue, 'cos, hey, that's just the kind of guy I am, I noticed that the "AuditLog" output tab, which gets added when you access an audit log, is actually a table.

This could be useful for a lot of other situations, so could we please have the option of creating a table-style output tab?

Repository::CreateTableOutputTab(Name, ColumnNames)    // ColumnNames: semicolon-separated string
Repository::WriteTableOutput(Name, OutputPairs, ID)         // OutputPairs: semicolon-separated column=value pair string

The table-style output tab should also provide a copy function similar to that in the search results, so you can copy the tabulated data straight into a spreadsheet.

I know you can roll your own component and use AddTab() or AddWindow(), but if (if) the functionality is already there already it'd be very convenient in many scripting type situations.

Good, yeah?


/Uffe

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Hi all,


I'm setting up a cloud service installation for a client, who wants the setup process to be automated to the greatest extent possible. We would like to be able to automate not only installation of the service, but configuration of database managers as well (normally done by "Add"ing them in the cloud server management client).

The problem is that I can't find where the cloud service stores this information. It's not in the config file (where it stores the password), it's not in the installation directory and it's not in the registry.

So where is it, and in what format?

Cheers,


/Uffe

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Bugs and Issues / Cloud Services user account privileges
« on: July 13, 2016, 09:17:53 pm »
Hi all,


I'm setting up cloud services for a client.

It's an intranet installation and we're only intending to use it for reusable assets. We're on a Windows server with the databases in an SQL Server on the same host, and do not use IIS integration.

My problem is I can't get the service to run unless it's got administrator privileges.

The installers sets up the service to run as Local System. If I modify it to run as a different user account, which has full control of the install directory, the service fails to start. It drops a Windows log saying it failed to read the configuration file, but that's its catch-all log for failure to initialize. (You get the same thing if for instance the account doesn't have write access to the Logs directory.)

If I then give that same user account local admin privileges, it runs just fine.

Does anyone know what specific privileges this thing needs and why?

If I can set the account up to have some specific privileges that'd far more palatable than giving it complete administrative control.

Cheers,


/Uffe

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